And I can not accept Prequel and Rogue One Vader.
Could you please explain why? I mean R1 (as problems with Prequels-Vader are pretty much obvious). All I hear from people is “daddy’s joke”.
Let’s put that joke aside (which is just as perversely cruel as ESB “apologies accepted” / “Perhaps you think you are being treated unfairly?” and so on, so I don’t see a problem here) and let’s ignore the hallway scene (although I’ll have to use all my willpower not to talk about a scene that got burned in my memory forever).
What’s so great about R1 Vader for me? Well, what’s so great about Vader anyway, "shouldn’t people stop idolizing a villain?"
Despite all the ruthlessness, he still seems to follow some knightly codex. And since ESB we believe “there’s good in him”.
R1 does reinforce his mysterious line from ANH and could hint to its meaning.
“Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed”
^^ why doesn’t the main villain like their brand-new superweapon, eh?
“A city destroyed!”, he says in R1 and then turns his back to Krennic.
Guilt, remorse… perhaps? Did you notice it? Strange, I didn’t find any oh-so-smrt reviewer analyzing this bit!
Remember “we can end this destructive conflict” from ESB?
The Vader I believe in (and thus I reject the prequels) had sworn allegiance to the Emperor/Empire believing it to be the lesser evil (prequels failed to show us that the Clone Wars were horrible and forming an empire sounded like a last chance to save the civilized galaxy from certain doom), especially after being brainwashed by Palpatine.
He won’t show mercy to the rebels, but mass killing civilians… maybe this filled him with doubts?
I find R1 Vader pretty much in-character.
I agree with all of the above.